Measuring a pocket-book sized 23x15x2cm, it could fit into a mid-sized camera bag and would rapidly give you a jolt of fresh ideas when out and about with a camera.
In reality you have to take Krause’s “not a book of pictures” message with a pinch of salt: the book is actually chockers with pictures and very light on text. However the pictures — well over 300 of them — are of such a concise and powerful style that each does in fact give a creative jolt as you skim through them.
Delving deeper I discovered that each group of thirty images is backed up by 40-50 words of explanatory text describing how each was achieved at the camera and software stages.
Krause is a designer/illustrator/photographer by trade and his precise eye for a picture shows up brilliantly, not only in his choice of subject but also in the tight framing that avoids distracting elements in the frame.
I see a lot of books kin my reviewing tasks but this one impressed the hell out of me as a concentrated stimulant to get out there and get the shots! Great shots!
One of the best!
Author: J Krause.
Publisher: HOW Books.
Distributor: Capricorn Link.
Length: 354 pages.
ISBN 978 1 60061 044 8.
Price: Get a price on Photo Idea Index – Things at Amazon.